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Giles Andreae speaks to Graham Marks

Author Spotlight

Giles Andreae is not only the bestselling author of such award-winning picture books as Giraffes Can’t Dance, Rumble in the Jungle and The Lion Who Wanted to Love, he’s also the man behind the entertaining world of Purple Ronnie, as well as The Interesting Thoughts of Edward Monkton. Here he talks to Graham Marks about all the many and varied bits of his very creative life, including toilet brush poetry.

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Giraffes Can't Dance: 20th Anniversary Limited Edition

Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees

A beautiful 20th Anniversary Gift Edition of this much-loved classic picture book about being yourself and finding your own tune.Gerald the giraffe longs to go to the great Jungle Dance, but how can he join in when he doesn't know how to tango or two-step? Everyone knows that giraffes can't dance ... or can they? Giraffes Can't Dance has been a family favourite for 20 years. A funny, touching and triumphant story, it has sold over 4 million copies worldwide. Now in a beautiful limited-edition hardback, complete with a foiled slipcase, this is the perfect present for every family.A highly collectable edition for fans old and new."All toddlers should grow up reading this" - Daily Mail"A modern classic" - Baby and Me"A joyful read about an outsider who finds acceptance on his own terms ... there's also a simple moral about tolerance and daring to be different" - Junior"A fantastically funny and wonderfully colourful romp" - Daily Telegraph

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Mad About Trucks and Diggers!

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz

A colourful rhyming picture book all about trucks and diggers, from the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance.Is your little one mad about trucks and diggers? Then they'll love this bright, bold book, packed with all sorts of vehicles - including dumper trucks, diggers, cranes, fire engines, transporters and more. Read about all the amazing things they do, then decide which one you would choose to drive!From the creators of the bestselling Rumble in the Jungle and Commotion in the Ocean.

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Nat's Naughty Nits

Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail
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Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail

A hilarious picture book about getting nits (and getting rid of nits!) from the author of international bestseller Giraffes Can't Dance.When some scritchy-scratchy nits climb on to Nat's head, they get up to all sorts of naughty things ...'There are nits in the treetops, Nits in the town, Nits on the toilet with their pants pulled down!" This laugh-out-loud, wonderfully wacky rhyming tale is guaranteed to give children the giggles.

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I Love My Grandad

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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I Love My Birthday

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

A warm and funny picture book all about birthdays - the perfect present for every birthday girl or boy!From birthday kisses to party games with friends, this sweet and simple story captures all the fun and excitement of the big day. With true-to-life humour, a gentle rhyming text and colourful illustrations, this is a book for every family to share together.From the author of much-loved picture book classic, Giraffes Can't Dance and the award-winning creators of I Love My Mummy and I Love My Daddy.

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Commotion In The Ocean

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz

Dive into the ocean for a noisy, rhyming animal adventure in this colourful read-aloud picture book!Little ones will love looking at all the colourful pictures and joining in with all the rhymes, as they discover lots of amazing sea creatures. Including blue whales, sea turtles, jellyfish, dolphins and more!"Fast moving and great to read aloud" IndependentFrom the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance.

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There's A House Inside My Mummy

Giles Andreae, Vanessa Cabban
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, Vanessa Cabban

A funny and tender picture book about a little boy waiting for his new brother or sister to arrive.There's a house inside my mummy,Where my little brother grows,Or maybe it's my little sisterNo one really knows.Waiting for a new brother or sister to arrive can be a confusing and worrying time for young children. Sharing this simple rhyming story together is the perfect way to reassure your little one and involve them in all the excitement. Told with humour and warmth by Giles Andreae, the author of much-loved family favourite Giraffes Can't Dance.'A great book for sharing with your first born while your second is still in the 'tummy house'' - The TimesA note from the author:'When my wife became pregnant for the second time, I was talking to Flinn, our 2-year old son, about what was going to take place and how exciting it would be for him to have a brother or sister. I started to think about it as though I were a young child myself ... 'There's a house inside my mummy' was a phrase that just popped into my head, and from then on the book was a joy to write.'

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Mad About Mega Beasts!

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
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I Love You, Father Christmas Board Book

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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It's a Crazy Christmas

Giles Andreae, Spike Gerrell
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Giles Andreae, Spike Gerrell

Meet Billy... He's Bonkers!The Christmas celebrations have begun! But when Billy gets trapped by a snowman, weed on by a puppy and burped on by his relatives, he decides... it's a totally crazy Christmas!3 side-splittingly hilarious stories in 1!

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I Love You, Baby

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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I Love You

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd

A warm and joyful look at a child's world and all the things they love: friends, grandparents, toys, games, delicious food and the moon and stars up above!From bestselling author Giles Andreae, whose rhyming text perfectly captures the joyful exuberance of young children, and the award-winning Emma Dodd, whose cheerful colours and irrepressible illustrations delight children and their parents everywhere.This delightful new picture book follows on from the success of I Love My Mummy, winner of the Booktrust Early Years Award, and the Sunday Times top ten bestseller I Love My Daddy.

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I Love My Daddy Board Book

Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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Giles Andreae, Emma Dodd
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I Love You, Little Monster

Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail
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Giles Andreae, Jess Mikhail
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Me, the Queen and Christopher

Giles Andreae, Tony Ross
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Giles Andreae, Tony Ross
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Nat Fantastic and the Brave Knights of Old

Giles Andreae, Katharine McEwen
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, Katharine McEwen

Nat is no ordinary boy. He may look like it on the outside, but one almighty sneeze is enough to turn him into Nat Fantastic - superhero! Join Nat as he does battle with the brave knights of old, in this hilarious, action-packed adventure from best-selling author Giles Andreae.A winning combination of superheroes and knights - all brought to life by Katherine McEwan's bright, bold illustrations.'Filled with high-action drama and wham-bam antics'- Junior Magazine'A great book to read aloud'- School Librarian'Full of action and adventure'- Armadillo Magazine

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Nat Fantastic

Giles Andreae, Katharine McEwen
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Giles Andreae, Katharine McEwen
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Princess Pearl

Giles Andreae, Sophy Williams
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Giles Andreae, Sophy Williams

Princess Pearl lives with her mother and father, The King and Queen of the Ocean, in a magnificent palace beneath the sea. Everyone who comes to the palace is overwhelmed by its splendour. Everyone, except for Pearl, because she is unable to see. Pearl's mother and father want to marry her off to either Prince Maravick or Prince Araman, but Pearl is not interested in their bragging. Her heart is set on Charis, the servant boy who has kept her company since she was little. But Pearl's parents aren't impressed - not at all ...A beautifully written and exquisitely illustrated story about staying true to your heart, by this first-time pairing of an award-winning author and illustrator.

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Billy Bonkers

Giles Andreae, Nick Sharratt
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Giles Andreae, Nick Sharratt
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The Lion Who Wanted To Love

Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz
Contributors:
Giles Andreae, David Wojtowycz

From the author of international bestseller, Giraffes Can't Dance, comes this feel-good rhyming story about a brave little lion who dares to be different ...Leo isn't like other lion cubs. Instead of chasing zebras and antelopes, he wants to make friends with them. But can a lion who's so different ever fit in with the rest of his pride? Learn how Leo's kindness brings happiness to the jungle in this colourful picture book story. Winner of the Red House Children's Book Award.